Creating job opportunities in South African mining communities
TechnoServe is collaborating with Anglo American on providing enterprise development training to youth in response to South Africa's national priority of reducing unemployment and poverty.
The Zimele program – an AngloAmerican-TechnoServe collaboration – has been working to stimulate the economies of mining communities and to create jobs in those environments. AngloAmerican has been the leading supporter of small business in the country over the past 30 years, funding more than 2,300 small and medium enterprises and supporting more than 50,000 jobs over this period. A bold new approach in 2020 will enhance mentorship of entrepreneurs (a key factor in their continued success), while focusing on youth training and supplier and enterprise development, as well as broader partnerships, to respond more directly to the national priorities of reducing unemployment and poverty.